Bacterial colonisation and infection are considered to contribute to delayed healing. Silver medicated dressings are recommended for the management of critically colonised wounds. This paper describes the properties and clinical use of a new low-adherent dressing manufactured from a metallic silver-coated polyamide fabric. It exerts antibacterial activity over nine days with minimal keratinocyte toxicity. Data from an observational, descriptive outpatient study demonstrate its efficacy for stimulation of healing in a wide range of previously non-healing wounds.